Thursday, October 14, 2010

Happy anniversary and perc too...

Today it has been 5 years since I married a man who is so wonderful, terribly good looking, a loving father to our two girls and my best friend. We have had ups and downs but I couldn't be happier to be with him and look forward to the next 5 years and beyond. Ok, enough of the mush! Today was pretty low key, we decided not to buy gifts this year, especially with my big upcoming purchase of my much needed/wanted camera. But I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful flowers that were delivered today!! It was something little but i loved it. We are the types of people who think flowers are basically a waste of money but in instances like this, its the perfect gesture. Sass was very into the flowers as well, she grabbed her stool so she could smell them too. She loves flowers, well let me clarify... She loves to pop the flower heads from the stems, she is just destructive like that. Anniversary flowers:)

Today was also a very trying day, sass's attitude and tantrums and limit testing are escalating and I feel like I am going to lose my mind. I don't want to be one of those moms who yells all the time and generally I don't, but the last couple days i have snapped pretty quick and I feel horrible. I really think it has a lot to do with her new jealousy issue she has been displaying over sprout.

I've actually tried very hard to make her not feel that way, if I make cute sounds to sprout or tell her she is cute, I look over at my sass and tell her something equally as nice. I always hug and hold her, I have special time with just her but I suppose this isn't anything I can prevent. In all honesty, I spend more time and energy with sass and I kinda feel like sprout doesn't get the total attention she needs. I mean, she isn't neglected, but I feel I don't have as much quality time with her.

Sass now has me try and feed her her sippy cup, if I'm lying on the floor with sprout she will come lie in-between us, and little things like that. However, she hasn't once acted out or mean to her sister. In fact, she is very loving toward her, which makes me happy. She is a very good big sister and I am proud of her for that.

She is also really doing so well with potty training. I can take her out in public and she doesn't go in her panties. She'll tell me she has to and we beeline it to the nearest bathroom, she is just doing so well, I'm proud of her for that too, and yep, I tell her.

I bought her a huge tinkerbell blanket at Costco today, it was only 14.99 and it's like a full bed size one. She picked the tink over the Disney princess one, which is ok by me as she already has a princess one, but much smaller ( and oddly enough the same price). We had to go there because they have some great steaks, and that's what we had tonight for our anniversary dinner. I just love steaks on the grill!! We had steaks, salad and baked taters and a brownie cake with vanilla ice cream for dessert. And not just any vanilla, but double vanilla!! Hahaaa, you should have seen me at wegmans ( that's the grocery store I got the ice cream from). I stood there and by the same brand , they had vanilla, vanilla bean, french vanilla and double vanilla, I mean really??? I just wanted vanilla ice cream!! So I bought the double niller, but honestly, I can't tell the difference between that and regular, oh well.

In other news, sprout took a nap in her crib, in her room for the first time today! We will soon be transitioning her to sleep in there because she will be getting too mobile for her bassinet soon. I kinda like her right here by me, I even liked cosleeping, though it was very uncomfortable for me. Those were the days when I couldn't move the slightest because she'd wake up if she sensed I wasn't right next to her. Though I kinda miss the act of co sleeping, I do not miss that phase! She has been waking up a lot again lately. I think it might be the new formula, since similac can't get their act together and give us uncontaminated powder. Since she hasn't been doing well since we switched less than a week ago ( due to all powder, the recalled numbers or not, being pulled from shelves) I went to Costco where I know they sell cases of the liquid similac, So I got that and I'm hoping she will not be as fussy and sleep better now. This is another reason I'm so upset about being unable to continue breast feeding her, I already hate the fact she is even getting formula, but now I have to constantly worry if something is wrong with it, or if it'll make her sick because of beetle larvae in it, gah this is exhausting!! With sass, the whole bpa crap was going on and I frantically threw out all our bottles and bought the bpa free ones. Its like, can kid stuff ever be safe? I know everyone is just human but come on!!

To change the subject because all that makes me very heated, my hips aren't getting any better. I don't know what is
going on and I need to make an appointment with the doctor. I could barely get up the stairs earlier because of the pain, so much so, I had to take a percocet just so I could walk and be able to move, it was that bad. Usually it just feels like I've been riding a horse all day but today it was 10 times that, I think exercising might be making it worse. I have no idea what might be causing this, maybe it's delayed pain from sprout, as this has really only been going on for a month or so, and she turned 17 weeks yesterday. ( wow, time just flies!!)

Well, I came to bed early tonight because of sprouts lack of sleep lately, I don't get more than 2 hours of consecutive sleep anymore, yet I can't fall asleep, though I feel exhausted. I love that I can use my phone to write and catch up in my blogs, so at least I can lie down in my bed and do this, instead of at the computer. Hell, my hips wouldn't let me anyway.

We found a babysitter for the girls Saturday so hubby and I can go out to celebrate. I don't like leaving sprout at all, but it'll only be for a couple hours, but I still feel tense about it. I'm just hoping my hip will be ok, I want to dress up, which means heels!

Well, I'm off, I freaking already wrote a novel haha, so I'm gonna do a facebook catch up then try and sleep. True to how things go, as soon as that happens, sprout will wake up. Ooooh and just to say, my kids' names aren't title capped because my phone doesn't recognize them as names, because I already hate typing on the iPhone the way it is, if I had go manually do all the caps and punctuation, I'd be here forever, so I let it do it for me. :). Night! BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A crafty day

Today was a busy day in the craft area for me,aside from taking care of my babies and playing with them, I crafted it up!

Well I am just starting out making bows, and let me tell you, I need to practice! I stink at this, bless those who do it for an income. Trying to find tutorials is like pulling teeth, apparently you have to be in some sort of bow cult to unlock the mystery behind bow making because people are very hush hush about how to actually make nice looking bows. Like it might take away from their sales personally, but anyway, I'm doing a lot of trial and error. More error than anything else. I did find some nice sites to help me along, but no site in the world can help with my suckyness when it comes to my bow skills.

So after a few bigger bow fails, I decided to look around the house for some things I could glue on lined clippies and call it a day. I found some old fake flowers I've kept all these years that never make it out of the box when we move from place to place and put them to good use. One of sass's shows on today talked about recycling, well...I did my part. I also used some fake leaves I have that go with my photo props and made some cute( or at least I think) fall clippies. This is what I came up with today in way of hair things.

And here are a couple if pics with cute models. Here is sass with the triple pink bow. Sass bow
And sprout with the leave, since she is baldy bald, I had to clip it onto a band. Sprout bow

In other news, I need to clean my craft area because it's so full of unorganized clutter I can't use it for crafts, so instead I'm using my dinning room table as my computer desk/craft station and this is how it looks. Table

I so finally finished my girls' bow holder today, well I kinda need one now. :)

Aaaand I also started a couple more projects.

I made some bow center piece out of baking clay and painted them.

Also sanded down sprouts lamp I found at goodwill that I'm going to refinish, the shade too, hoping to go with a shabby chic look.

Still on my list of projects to do, refinish the shelf I found, paint the frames to put in the downstairs, refinish the carriage, refinish my vanity, make fabric flowers and .... Hmmm at the moment that's it.

In other other news, I'm going back to see my family in 3 weeks. I want to go and see my mom and grandma. Last time I was home was in April when my grandpa was in the hospital and I was only 25 weeks along with sprout. Not sure how long I'll stay, I suppose I'll play it by ear.

Speaking if sprout, she has not been sleeping at all lately and I'm exhausted. I'm actually in bed now typing this on my phone. But I'm not sure what her deal is, an she doesn't wake up from he sleep all happy like sass did either, it's screamathon as soon as she opens those pretty eyes if hers.

So with that, I'm gonna get to sleep, since she only sleeps in 3 hour increments and up for good at 6 and has already been down an hour. * sigh. So later blog land.

P.S. We had tacos tonight, and I have to say I make some pretty yummy tacos!!
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Monday, October 4, 2010

all better!

Sorry I went MIA for a while, I was really feeling under the weather! But I am starting to feel better as the days go on.

So I had a nice weekend, I hope you all did as well! I had some friends of mine come down from PA to have a little visit and I got to do a photo session with them as well! If you want to check out their sneak peek, check out my new photography

Family updates:

Hubby is off this week so we decided to take a road trip! YAH! I am so excited, we are thinking nothing too far but something fun so...what is funner than hersey PA??

Sass is doing an awesome job and potty training! I am so proud of my big girl!!! She is so proud of herself too! She loves to wear cute skirts and loves to dance. She gets so excited over things and she is just the cutest she can be! She is starting to let me take more pics of her lately, so for me that is a very good thing!

Sprout is getting so big, I can't believe how fast time is flying by! She loves to laugh and smile and her dimples are beyond cute! She loves to play with her toes and chews on her hands. She can bat and grab at toys and loves to sit up (supported) and stand in your lap. Hard to believe she will be 4 months old in 2 did the time go? Here are some recent pics! I know, boring post right? hahaa, sorry, I am really tired and about to go to bed, but didnt want to go another day not blogging! Have a great Monday everyone!